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Question:
Following cataract surgery, are generic medications OK to use rather than name-brand medicine? There is quite a price difference. I'd like to know if I should stick with the name-brand meds that my eye doctor has prescribed.

Answer:
In many instances, the generic medications will work just as well. However, occasionally, the surgeon may feel that the brand name medicine has a clinical advantage. Therefore, tell your cataract surgeon your concerns about the cost and ask if the generic alternative would be acceptable.

Answered by: David F. Chang, MD Dr. David F. Chang

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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